26 April 2023

Welcome to the briefing from the Angus Integration Joint Board (IJB).  It is hoped this short summary will help to provide some details about the work taking place in Angus to support health and social integration.  We are always interested in any feedback and if you want to leave comments, details of how these can be provided are given overleaf.

The latest IJB meeting took place on 26 April 2023 and what follows is a summary of the topics that were discussed in open session.  If you would like to see the full reports these are published online at:  https://www.angus.gov.uk/healthsocialcareintegration/integration_joint_board_agendas_reports_and_minutes

Agenda Item 5 – Appointments (Report IJB 25/23)

The purpose of this report is to appoint a registered nurse representative and to designate a Depute Chief Officer.

The IJB agreed to appoint Susannah Flower, Nurse Director, Community/HSCPs as the registered nurse representative and non-voting member of the board; and agreed to designate Jillian Galloway as Depute Chief Officer for a further period of two months to support operational demand.

Agenda Item 6 – Directions Policy and Procedure Update (Report IJB 26/23)

The purpose of this report is to update the IJB regarding the Directions Policy and Procedure for Directions from Integration Authorities to Health Boards and Local Authorities.

Integration Authorities require a mechanism to action their strategic commissioning plans and this is laid out in sections 26 to 28 of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014. This mechanism takes the form of binding directions from the Integration Authority to one or both of the Health Board and Local Authority.

The IJB approved the revised IJB Directions Policy and procedure.

Agenda Item 7 – Finance Report (Report IJB 27/23)

The purpose of this report is to provide the IJB with an update on the financial position of Angus IJB including financial projections for 2022/23, the impact of COVID-19 on the IJB financial position, an update on reserves, financial risks and governance.

The IJB accepted the overall projected financial position of Angus IJB for 2022/23, including noting the planned agreement with NHS Tayside regarding wider system pressures and also supported the 6 recommendations for improved future working arrangements for the IJB.

The IJB considered if they were content to devolve authority to the IJB’s Audit Committee to approve changes to the IJB’s Financial Regulations and Reserves Policy documents (effective from April 2023 Audit Committee).

The IJB supported the proposal to create a Mental Heath Recovery Financial Reserve and also accepted and noted the update on Reserves.

Agenda Item 8 – Angus IJB Strategic Financial Plan 2023/24 – 2025/26 Update (Report IJB 28/23)

This report updates the IJB regarding the development of the Angus IJB Strategic Financial Plan for the period 2023/24 to 2025/26. The IJB approved the contents of the plan as set out at this time.

The IJB requested that the IJB’s Executive Management Team confirm delivery of 2023/24 Management savings (from EMT reviews) by August 2023; and also requested an update on the steps being taken to update the Strategic Financial Plan at the June 2023 IJB meeting.

The IJB noted the updated version of the Strategic Financial Plan, adopted this plan as the IJB’s formal budget for financial year 2023/24 only, and requested that a further iteration of this Strategic Financial Plan is brought forward, alongside a further version of the IJB’s Strategic Delivery Plan, and possibly the Strategic Commissioning Plan if required, for the August 2023 IJB meeting.

Agenda Item 9 – Strategic Commissioning Plan 2023-2026 (Report IJB 29/23)

The purpose of this report is to approve the Strategic Commissioning Plan (SCP) as the finalised SCP of the Angus IJB for the period from 1 May 2023 – 31 March 2026 and to update the Board on how the plan will be implemented.

The IJB approved the “Working Together to Improve Lives in Angus” the IJB’s SCP for 2023 – 2026 which describes how the IJB will commission, design, plan, deliver and monitor the provision of services to local communities.

The IJB endorsed the Strategic Delivery Plan (SDP) within the SCP, and requested a further iteration of the SDP in August 2023 acknowledging the Strategic Financial Plan (SPF).

The IJB approved the Market Facilitation Statement (MFS) and devolved authority to the Chief Officer to modify the MFS as required, to allow the delivery the SCP and also approved the Housing Contribution Statement.  The IJB requested that the Chief Officer issue the Direction to Angus Council and NHS Tayside.

Agenda Item 10 – Annual Work Plan – April 2023 to March 2024 (Report IJB 30/23)

The purpose of this report is to set out the Annual Work plan for Angus IJB for the year to come.

The IJB endorsed the IJB Annual Workplan.

Feedback and Comment We hope you found this brief summary useful, but any comments or feedback are considered very useful.  Please contact us at our email address: tay.angushscp@nhs.scot

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